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How to Get Song Sparrows to Nest in Your Yard

One of the best things in the winter is working in the greenhouse beginning in February. It’s almost like being outside except it’s warm! Starting in February, Song Sparrows begin to mate and nest, the male singing all day long. In the cold depths of winter, hearing that sound is like lig...

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8 Ways to Make Your Small Yard More Sustainable

Ever wonder how you can make your small yard more sustainable and wildlife-friendly?We’ve always had the luxury of having plenty of land to work with around our nursery properties, giving us ample space to create habitats. Some of you may have smaller lots that are a bit harder to design – In r...

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Should You Really Cut Back Your Native Grass in the Winter?

Does your landscaping look stark and boring in the winter? It doesn’t have to if you just leave cutting back your ornamental grass until spring! Many people cut back their clumps of ornamental native grasses as soon as they go dormant in the fall, or in early winter. Here at the nursery,...

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The Complete Guide to Help Bluebirds Nest Successfully

With March beginning, the bluebirds should be returning soon.   Bluebirds are possibly America's favorite songbird, and for good reason - These birds are great fun to watch in the garden, catching bugs and posing on fenceposts. Their sky-blue feathers and red breast make Bluebirds one...

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Weeding Tools - Our Top Recommended Picks

Spring is coming soon - something we're always excited for on the nursery - and so are the weeds.  Looking around the nursery, I can already spot the rosettes of weeds in the beds and borders, and if they don't get taken care of quickly, that's going to present a problem come summer and fall...

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Rabbits Eating your Shrubs? Try one of these 5 Tips!

For an animal that isn’t overly large, rabbits sure can do a lot of damage in the garden! Rabbits don’t hibernate for the winter and have to eat to stay alive – When the weather turns cold, rabbits will turn to anything that is still alive, including your shrubs and groundcovers. If you’ve...

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